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Campaign to stop sale of " Old Flo"

The future of a Henry Moore statue based in Yorkshire has been discussed in Westminster. "Old Flo" is currently at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, but there's some confusion about who actually owns it.

Tower Hamlets council in London say they **do and want to sell it to pay off some of their debts. MPs in Wakefield and London are campaigning to keep the work of art in public hands.

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Henry Moore statue sold

A London council has decided to sell a Henry Moore sculpture worth up to twenty million pounds to help balance its books. It's currently on loan to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield.

But the proposed sale of "Old Flo" as she's known has caused uproar in Yorkshire, the home of Henry Moore who was born and raised in Castleford.

A fellow Yorkshire artist tonight called for a public appeal to keep the work in the county. Chris Kiddey reports.

"Old Flo" to be flogged off

A Council in London has voted to sell off a twenty million pound Henry Moore sculpture - prompting fierce opposition from artists in Yorkshire - seen as Old Flo's spiritual home. Castleford-born Henry Moore sold the work to the old London County Council in the Sixties for £6,000.

But now Tower Hamlets Council want to cash in on the Drape Seated Woman. Chris Kiddey reports.

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Council to sell " Old Flo" statue

A Council in London has voted to sell off a twenty million pound Henry Moore sculpture. Castleford-born Henry Moore sold the work to the old London County Council in the Sixties for £6,000. But now Tower Hamlets Council want to cash in on the Draped Seated Woman, which is nicknamed " Old Flo".

Calendar spoke to Tower Hamlets' Cabinet member for environment , Councillor Shahed Ali and Sharon Ament , Director of the Museum of London after last night's controversial decision

Old Flo's fate decided

The fate of a Henry Moore Sculpture at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park will be decided tonight.

The mayor of Tower Hamlets Council, announced the sale last month to cope with budget cuts.

Film director Danny Boyle joined the artist's daughter, Mary Moore earlier this year to campaign against its sale.

Draped, Seated Woman
Henry Moore's scultpture Draped, Seated Woman is under threat of being sold by a cash-strapped council to cope with budget cuts. Credit: PA Wire

If it is sold, it could leave the Yorkshire Sculpture Park altogether.

Danny Boyle leads campaign against sale of 'Draped Seated Woman'

Oscar-winning film director Danny Boyle is leading a group of celebrities who've criticised the sale of a Henry Moore sculpture which is currently on loan to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

London's Tower Hamlets Council is considering selling the bronze statue to boost its depleted coffers. The figure, called Draped Seated Woman, could fetch more than £20 million.

Castleford-born Moore sold the sculpture to Tower Hamlets in the 1960s for £6000 but after it was vandalised it was moved to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park 15 years ago.

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